(This is a reprint with permission from Jane Genova’s Intuitive Readings blog, http://careertransitions.typepad.com/)
“I can’t go back to school for a Master’s degree.”
“I don’t want to go back to school for a Master’s degree. I already have one of those which is 100% unmarketable.”
“There must be a career that doesn’t require a Master’s degree.”
“Getting a Master’s degree would put me in six-figure debt.”
Daily, that’s what the restless, underemployed, underemployed and just plain bored tell me. They want to know how to launch a career path w/o another degree. They also need it to pay enough to keep the wolf from the door and more.
Ghostwriting. That’s what I suggest. That’s one stream of income for me. Doing one book for one client can bring in anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000, plus possible royalties. Not too shabby. There’s also the thrill of taking on another person’s professional identity. The greatest compliment is: That sounds just like me.
To become a ghostwriter all I needed was a seminar in the fundamentals. Then it was practice practice practice. We ghostwriters are our portfolios, skills, contacts, and outcomes for clients or employers.
“So, how do I break in?”
There is now an online program which even provides certification in ghostwriting. As for in-person training, click here. A useful read is “Secrets of a Ghostwriter,” 2nd. edition, by Claudia Suzanne, published by WCPublishing.
For more information about getting up to speed in ghostwriting or signing up for training, you might want to contact ghostwriter, author in her own right, and proven trainer Claudia Suzanne. You can reach her at 1-800-641-3936, Fax 714-954-0793, firstname.lastname@example.org.